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  • Sanctuary Cities Backfire – A Magnet For ICE Home, Workplace Enforcement Raids

    07/19/2017 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 37 replies
    RickWells ^ | July 19. 2017 | Rick Wells
    A top priority will be those jurisdictions that refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests or which refuse to share information with ICE. They might think they’re providing sanctuary, but Homan’s policies will make that little more than a political claim and an illusion. They’re actually drawing more attention and engagement with federal immigration representatives than if they were cooperating.
  • Sanctuary Cities Promise to Make 1 Million Immigrants Citizens in 2017

    07/09/2017 6:46:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 9, 2017
    Twenty-one cities, several of them sanctuary cities, have pledged to make one million immigrants American citizens by the end of 2017. The Naturalize Now initiative is aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from deportation under the Trump administration. President Trump is not against legal immigration, but has promised to crack down on illegal residency in the U.S., especially of criminals. The cities include New York City, NY; San Francisco, CA; Seattle; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Jersey City, NJ; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; and Tucson, AZ. Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and other progressive elected officials...
  • California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State

    07/06/2017 7:13:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 79 replies
    Courthousenews ^ | 07/05/2017 | DEREK FLEMING California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State Posted by DEREK FLEMING SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Over objections from sheriffs’ unions and the California Police Chiefs Association, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee took a step forward in making the Golden State a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, said his measure, Senate Bill 54 or the “California Values Act,” is intended to prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating with what he calls the “Trump Deportation Machine.” Opponents call it a “sanctuary state measure” that goes against federal immigration law and obstructs...
  • Crime drops in Phoenix after city drops sanctuary city status, former cops say

    07/01/2017 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 30, 2017 | William Lajeunesse
    By William Lajeunesse Published June 30, 2017 Fox News Now Playing New bills spark debate over the safety of sanctuary cities At the center of national debate, a question remains unanswered: Are sanctuary cities that protect illegal immigrants safer than non-sanctuary cities? Sanctuary supporters claim they are. "Police chiefs across the nation believe that enlisting local police to enforce immigration law is a bad idea," California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a Democrat, claimed at a news conference last week. "Having [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] pluck criminals out of jail and send them across the border or wherever...
  • ICE Director Supports Allowing Victims of Criminal Aliens to Sue Sanctuary City Officials

    06/28/2017 5:46:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 28, 2017 | Melanie Arter
    ( - Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Wednesday that he would support allowing victims of criminal aliens to sue the city officials of sanctuary cities. asked Homan if he would support allowing victims of criminal aliens in sanctuary cities to sue the city officials. "For those who make the decisions to release those alien citizens to the street, yes," Homan said during an off-camera briefing at the White House. Homan and U.S. Attorney from Utah John Huber were at the White House Wednesday to take part in a roundtable discussion about immigration with the...
  • Justice Department developing strategies to shut down ‘sanctuary cities’: report

    06/24/2017 9:55:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump’s Justice Department is exploring new ways to take down so-called “sanctuary cities” via legal methods, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reports that the DOJ is developing legal strategies to cancel out sanctuary cities across the country. The goal for DOJ would be to effectively force cities to comply with federal officials, according to the report. A senior DOJ attorney told the newspaper that the department is pursuing several different options. One option would see Justice officials argue that local police departments refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement illegally pre-empts federal law. Another...
  • House panel passes legislation prohibiting sanctuary cities

    06/11/2017 8:02:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | CHRIS EHRMANN
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Legislation passed in a Michigan House committee aims to prohibit cities from becoming “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities and punish those that do. The House Local Government Committee sent bills to the full House that would prohibit cities and counties from becoming sanctuary cities and force them to cooperate with federal officials on matters concerning immigration. Additionally, it would render any law or ordinance that violates the act unenforceable. Tense testimony was given during a committee meeting last week about why the legislation was wrong and could lead to racial profiling, litigation against...
  • Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower

    05/24/2017 10:41:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-25-17 | Steven Dinan
    The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 persons who were caught crossing the border. “CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said. The...
  • House to consider protecting immigration law evaders where IL's most vulnerable gather

    05/09/2017 5:38:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    House to consider protecting immigration law evaders where IL's most vulnerable gather SPRINGFIELD - Illinois House members will be asked this week to make state-funded places where Illinois' most vulnerable citizens gather as the very same locations criminals will be able to find sanctuary from immigration authorities. SB 31, dubbed by supporters as the "Illinois Trust Act," passed the Illinois Senate last week along party lines, with all Democrats voting "Yes," and all Republicans voting "No," except Senate GOP Leader Christine Radogno, who voted "Present." Six Democrats did not vote. If the bill becomes law, tax-funded pre-schools, hospitals, nursing homes...
  • Explaining how, why an undocumented immigrant was arrested by ICE in Ithaca

    05/03/2017 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | MAY 3, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took an undocumented Mexican immigrant into custody Tuesday morning in Ithaca and scores of people in the community who considered the city a "sanctuary" are asking the same question: “How did this happen here?” Jose Lopez Guzman, 32, was taken into custody by multiple ICE agents around 11:30 a.m. on Cascadilla Street. He does not have family members in Ithaca. ICE said in a brief statement Tuesday night that the arrest happened “following a routine targeted enforcement action.” Khaalid Walls, regional director of communications for the northeast region of ICE, clarified...
  • Grief fuels father’s battle against illegal immigration

    04/30/2017 12:05:52 PM PDT · by Mark · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/30/17 | Brenda Gazzar
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE Grief fuels father’s battle against illegal immigration By Brenda Gazzar @bgazzar on Twitter WESTLAKE VILLAGE » Don Rosenberg is a lifelong liberal who may have only one thing in common politically with President Donald Trump: his battle against illegal immigration. Rosenberg became an activist on the issue after his 25-year-old son, Drew, was killed in a 2010 collision in San Francisco with a Honduran immigrant who had entered the country illegally, but been granted temporary immigration status. The Westlake Village resident now spends much of his spare time firing off letters to journalists, sounding off on TV...
  • Texas Poised To Pass 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Jail Penalty

    04/27/2017 3:31:52 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    Yahoo News - AP ^ | 4-27-2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities. Although Democrats don't have the votes in the Republican-controlled Legislature to stop the bill from going to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who made such a ban a priority, they vowed to fight it at every step, promising hours of emotionally charged debate on Wednesday before the Texas House votes. Under the bill, the state could withhold funding from...
  • Judge Blocking Sanctuary City Order Apparently Still Thinks He’s Part of Obama Admin

    04/27/2017 12:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Law Newz ^ | April 26, 2017 | Robert Barnes
    A judge just declared taxpayers must give money to a city that refuses to enforce federal immigration law while at the same time refusing to give any redress for the family of dead Kate Steinle due to that same sanctuary city policy. Judge William Orrick, a legacy of the liberal gentry whose grandfather founded one of the big corporate law firms in San Francisco, whose father also sat on the federal bench (and the left complains of “nepotism”?), and who, according to Public Citizen, bundled nearly a quarter of a million for Obama’s campaigns, blocked Trump’s executive order defunding sanctuary...
  • Joy Behar Slams First Lady: ‘Where’s Melania Going To Go If We Don’t Have Any Sanctuary Cities’

    04/26/2017 4:40:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    Joy Behar slammed first lady Melania Trump as an illegal immigrant Wednesday when she said without sanctuary cities, “where’s Melania going to go.” “The View” co-host made the disparaging comment about the first lady during a panel discussion about part of President Donald Trump’s executive order that would withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities that was blocked by a federal judge. Whoopi Goldberg argued that there was already laws on the books that allows law enforcement to round up illegal immigrants who commit crimes. “I do believe that people…when the laws are in place, if there’s a criminal there’s nothing...
  • Oakland passes resolution asking businesses to create sanctuary workplaces (California)

    04/19/2017 8:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The East Bay Business News ^ | April 19, 2017 | Riley McDermid
    The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week on a resolution that asks cities based there to create "sanctuary workplaces" for immigrant workers they may employ. The resolution asks businesses to abide by the resolution, which “calls upon employers to establish sanctuary workplaces, where workers are respected and not threatened or discriminated against based on their immigration status.” The issue is a particularly fraught one in industries long reliant on immigrant labor, such as the service industry, manufacturing and construction.. The resolution was written as a way to protect workers who may be worried about an increased crackdown on immigrant...
  • The Clear and Present Danger of Lawlessness in California

    04/19/2017 9:41:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/17 | Dennis Jamison
    Lawlessness, whether perpetrated by criminals in the streets, instigated by criminals who finance lawlessness, or legislate it from the halls of government is adverse to a civil society and will usually usher in chaos and destruction. In a brutal killing spree in Fresno recently, a black man, filled with hate and who had killed a 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard only days before, additionally murdered three other white men in what the city’s police chief stated was an attempt “to kill as many people as he could… and that is what he set out to do.” Fresno Chief of Police,...
  • Michigan’s Capital City Rescinds Sanctuary Status After Pressure From Business Leaders

    04/14/2017 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 14, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Michigan’s capital city, Lansing, rapidly backtracked on designating itself as a sanctuary city after business leaders complained. The term “sanctuary city” is not an official term, but usually denotes cities and jurisdictions that shield illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Lansing City Council members initially voted on April 3 to adopt a three-page resolution that touts its “welcoming environment for immigrants and refugees.” The resolution did not differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants—it grouped them together.
  • California judge questions Trump's sanctuary city order [Obama 2013 Appointee]

    04/14/2017 11:32:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2017 | By Robin Respaut
    A California federal judge on Friday strongly questioned the U.S. Justice Department over whether to suspend an order by President Donald Trump to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III questioned the purpose of the president's order as he heard arguments from two large California counties and the Justice Department in San Francisco federal court. Both counties have asked for a nationwide preliminary injunction to the order. As part of a larger plan to transform how the United States deals with immigration and national security, Trump in January signed an order...
  • Oregon Rep. Esquivel, feels Trump administration’s stance on immigration is long overdue.

    04/12/2017 3:36:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Full Measure. video ^ | April 7, 2017 | Sheryl Atkisson
    Transcript For Oregon Representative Sal Esquivel, a Republican who has served in the statehouse for 12 years, the Trump administration’s hard line immigration stance is long overdue. Sal Esquivel: This is America. We have borders. We have laws. We're a nation of laws, so therefore we should adhere to those laws, and we should not ignore the laws that we don't want to adhere to. Sal Esquivel: The state needs to get its act together. And comply with federal law. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently made clear, federal law requires cities and counties to work with immigration authorities. Full...
  • DHS suspends sanctuary city list after just three weeks

    04/11/2017 8:14:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/11/2017 | Stephan Dinan
    Homeland Security has suspended its new weekly sanctuary city report, with officials saying they need to refine their methodology for figuring out who ends up on the name-and-shame list. The list was ordered by President Trump, who in one of his early executive orders said it would give communities a chance to see whether their local police and sheriff’s departments were cooperating with federal agents to remove dangerous illegal immigrants. But the three-week-old list, officially known as the “Declined Detainer Outcome Report” and maintained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has become controversial as some communities strenuously object to...